‘Nettes Earn Sweep Over LaFayette, Host Gilmer Friday Night

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip up to LaFayette to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a 6-AAAA match up. Pickens, won the first meeting between these two teams, & came in winners of five in a row.

 

In the opening quarter, the defense for the ‘Nettes made it’s mark early on this game as it helped transition to buckets on the offensive end. Going to the 2nd, Pickens held a 14-4 advantage over LaFayette. In the 2nd, the defensive effort from the first quarter carried over, & the ‘Nettes were able to stretch their lead on the Lady Ramblers. Using a 20-10 quarter advantage, Pickens took a 34-14 lead into the break.

 

In the 2nd half, the ‘Nettes continued their solid play from the first two quarters. The 3rd quarter, would end up being the closest quarter in terms of scoring as Pickens outscored the Lady Ramblers 18-11, but still held a lead of 52-25 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes finished the ball game strong with the 2nd unit & younger girls in. Pickens, would close the game on a 22-3 run. The ‘Nettes, picked up the win, 74-28.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 19 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 7 steals

Torie Williams: 15 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 9 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 8 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 5 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, is now 14-2 overall on the season & now 6-1 in region play after last night’s win. They have now tied Northwest Whitfield in the win column with 6 victories. The ‘Nettes, will now turn their focus to Friday night as they will welcome their rivals from just up 515, the Gilmer Lady Cats, to the Dragons Den for a region meeting. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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‘Nettes Get Non-Region Win Over Sonoraville

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix out of 6-AAA to the Dragons den for a little non-region tussle. Coming into the ball game, the ‘Nettes, were winners of 4 straight, & looked to go 2-0 for the weekend.

 

Much like Friday night against Southeast Whitfield, the ‘Nettes got off to a fast start in the opening quarter. Pickens, raced out to an early 17-4 lead over the Lady Phoenix going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes, added to their lead, using a 19-11 quarter run. Pickens, held a 36-15 lead going to the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Sonoraville offense got going. The Lady Phoenix outscored Pickens 14-8 in the 3rd, but the ‘Nettes still held the lead going to the 4th, 44-29. The 4th quarter, was a very competitive 8 minutes as both teams finished strong. Sonoraville, outscored the ‘Nettes 17-14 in the 4th, but Pickens held on to get their 5th straight win, 58-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 18 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 10 points, 7 assists, & 3 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, & 9 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 4 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Ansley Parker: 3 points, & 1 rebound

Hattie Baker: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Sarah Morris: 1 point, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, will take to the road this coming Tuesday as they head to LaFayette for region action. The ‘Nettes, will look for the season sweep over the Lady Ramblers, & stay in the 2nd spot in 6-AAAA play. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Ring In New Year With Big Region Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, welcomed the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders to the Dragons Den to begin the 2018 portion of the schedule. Pickens, was coming off an impressive end to 2017 as they won the Mountain Top Holiday Classic last week.

 

In the opening quarter, the ‘Nettes jumped out to a quick lead as they were hot from beyond the arc to start. Pickens would use a combination of solid offense, & tough defense to grab a 23-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, more of the same from the opening frame continued as the ‘Nettes would extend their lead over the Lady Raiders. Using an 18-10 quarter run, Pickens went into the locker room up 41-18 at the break.

 

In the 3rd, the momentum built in the 1st half by Pickens, carried over into the 2nd half as the offense would continue to find consistent good looks at the basket, & the defense stayed tough throughout. A 22-12 quarter run in the 3rd gave the ‘Nettes a 63-30 lead over Southeast Whitfield, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens, got some younger girls in to gain experience on the varsity level, & to close out the ball game. The ‘Nettes, would take this one by a final of 69-36.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 20 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Chloe Walker: 3 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will be back in action later this afternoon as they will host the 10-3, Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in a non region game. Tip off is scheduled for 3 pm.

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‘Nettes Suffer First Loss In Final Home Game Of 2017

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins, in a big time region match up. Entering the game, the Lady Bruins were 8-1 overall, & 4-0 in region play, While the ‘Nettes, were 8-0 overall, & also 4-0 in region play. This, would prove to be the toughest game so far for Pickens.

 

The first quarter, was high scoring from the get go. Both teams found success very early & the scoreboard reflected that. Heading into the 2nd, the Lady Bruins held a 20-14 lead over the ‘Nettes. The second quarter, was back and forth, & even throughout the frame. Northwest Whitfield outscored Pickens 15-14, to help take a 35-28 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter, would end up being the determining factor in this one. The Lady Bruins, would use a 29-14 quarter run, to build a 64-42 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes, would close out the game on a strong note as they outscored Northwest Whitfield 16-14. The final score in this one, 88-58 Lady Bruins.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 18 points, 4 assists, & 3 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 4 assists, & 3 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 8 points, 3 assists, & 7 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 3 assists, & 1 steal

 

Pickens, will be on the road for the rest of 2017 starting on Thursday when they head to Blairsville to take on the Union County Lady Panthers in non region action. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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‘Nettes Now 8-0. Host Northwest Whitfield In First Place Battle On Monday

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This past Friday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Ridgeland Lady Panthers to the Dragons Den in a 6-AAAA match up. The ‘Nettes, came into the ball game at 7-0 after a big road when this past Tuesday against Heritage.

 

In the first quarter, it was a feeling out process for both teams as both got things going. The ‘Nettes, were able to grab the lead heading into the 2nd quarter, 16-10. In the 2nd, Pickens continued to turn their defense into offense. Ridgeland, despite several turnovers during the frame, stayed within striking distance of the ‘Nettes. The ‘Nettes, used a 12-8 quarter run, to take a 30-18 lead into the break.

 

In the 2nd half, the defense for Pickens really picked up. In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes added to their lead using an 11-6 quarter run. Pickens lead the Lady Panthers 41-24 going to the 4th. A 10-5 quarter run by Pickens in the 4th sealed their 8th win in a row as they took this one, 51-29.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 21 points, 4 rebounds, & 4 steals

Torie Williams: 15 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Olivia Simmons: 5 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 2 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ansley Parker: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Sarah Morris: 1 point, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 3 assists, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, will face their toughest test to date so far during the season when they host the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins tomorrow. The Lady Bruins, are 8-1, & 4-0 in 6-AAAA. Tied atop the standings with Pickens. The Lady Bruins, are averaging 63.4 ppg while giving up 33.6 ppg in 9 games so far this season. The ‘Nettes, are averaging 54.6 ppg, while giving up 36.3 ppg. Tip off for this one is scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Dominate 2nd Half In Win Over Rival Lady Cats

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled up 515 for their 2nd game of three scheduled regular season meetings with their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats. The last time these two teams met, it was a non-region affair during the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament held in Fannin. The ‘Nettes won that one by one point at the buzzer.

 

In the opening quarter of this one, both teams saw success on the offensive end, but it would be Pickens who came out of the 1st with the lead. The ‘Nettes held a 14-8 advantage going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, the quarter scoring for both teams were fairly even. Pickens outscored the Lady Cats 11-9, to give them a 25-17 lead going into the break.

 

The 2nd half would belong to the young ladies in green. In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes worked tirelessly on both ends of the floor, leading to a 15-4 quarter advantage. Going to the 4th, Pickens held the lead over Gilmer, 40-21. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes closed out the game with a 17-3 run, giving up just 7 points in the 2nd half. Pickens moved to 6-0 overall & 2-0 in region with a 57-24 win over the Lady Cats.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, & 6 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 1 assist, 10 rebounds, & 3 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Hattie Baker: 6 points, & 3 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

 

Pickens, will now begin to prepare for a big test as they will host the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield next Friday. Tip-off for this big game is set for 7  pm.

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‘Nettes Win Thanksgiving Tournament, Host LaFayette In Home Opener Tuesday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team headed to Fannin County High School for the third and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their opponent on this day, the Fannin Lady Rebels. Both teams won their games on Saturday & Monday, so this game would determine the winner of this annual round robin tournament.

 

The ‘Nettes, got off to a roaring start against the Lady Rebels in the opening quarter. Pickens held a lead of 21-5 going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, the scoring stalled a little as Fannin tried to climb back into it. An 8-3 quarter advantage for the Lady Rebels gave us a score of 24-13, with Pickens out in front.

 

In the 3rd quarter, both teams were neck and neck as far as scoring goes in the frame. The ‘Nettes outscored Fannin 12-11 in the third to keep their lead going to the 4th, 36-24. The 4th and final quarter would belong to Pickens. They used a combination of tough defense to convert to offense to grow their lead. Using a 17-5 quarter run, the ‘Nettes closed the game out and came away with the win, 53-29.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals (All-Tournament selection)

Torie Williams: 13 points, 3 assists, & 2 steals (All-Tournament selection)

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 blocks (All-Tournament selection)

Sarah Morris: 6 points

Shelby Cook: 2 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

 

Pickens, is now 4-0 on the young season and is slated to start region play on Tuesday as they welcome the LaFayette Lady Ramblers to the Dragons Den. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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